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red winged blackbird

Post by PietFrancke » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:06 pm

saw many of these, but no males amongst them - the males I see all the time at the bird feeder.
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Post by davechinn » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:04 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:06 pm
saw many of these, but no males amongst them - the males I see all the time at the bird feeder.

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You captured them all very well Piet !!! The second is my favorite of them all. The bird is so graceful in flight, probably because of no visible wingspan.
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Post by PietFrancke » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:58 pm

davechinn wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:04 pm
PietFrancke wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:06 pm
saw many of these, but no males amongst them - the males I see all the time at the bird feeder.

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You captured them all very well Piet !!! The second is my favorite of them all. The bird is so graceful in flight, probably because of no visible wingspan.
Dave
thank you Dave - a flock went by when I had the camera in hand and I snapped maybe four times. These are all crops of the bird that just happened to be in focus...

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Post by Charles Haacker » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:59 pm

Lovely. The Redwing was my granddad's favorite bird, so they are mine as well. (Y)
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Post by minniev » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:33 pm

Wonderful birds. The third and fourth are my favorites, with all that contextual background, but the profile shots are nice too. I almost never see the ladies out by the lake, but often the guys.
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Post by PietFrancke » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:08 am

Charles Haacker wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:59 pm
Lovely. The Redwing was my granddad's favorite bird, so they are mine as well. (Y)
I pick favorites all the time and my wife tells me that it is not allowed!
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Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:33 pm
Wonderful birds. The third and fourth are my favorites, with all that contextual background, but the profile shots are nice too. I almost never see the ladies out by the lake, but often the guys.

they must hang out in sexes is all that I can think. All the blackbirds I have seen fly together before were male, but this flock had no mature males with them... It took me a while to figure out that they even Were blackbirds.

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Post by Matt Quinn » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:05 am

Piet, I like the fifth, the male, even though it wasn't there, because he reminds me of my late father-in-law when he took out his teeth. Matt
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Post by LindaShorey » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:09 pm

#1 so free and high flying, #4 cool background textures.
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Post by PietFrancke » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:34 pm

LindaShorey wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:09 pm
#1 so free and high flying, #4 cool background textures.
I like #1 for your reason also Linda
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Piet, I like the fifth, the male, even though it wasn't there, because he reminds me of my late father-in-law when he took out his teeth. Matt
you made me crack up, I can see that you understand fully the thing about wife's not allowing favorites!! I think we have much in common.

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Post by Matt Quinn » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:45 pm

Piet, Understand fully? After 50 years of marriage, I am just STARTING to understand. And, when I think I do, it's precisely when I don't. Matt
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